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hebe Wrote:Agree to your ref. 810 AD and bracelet description.Those watches were produced aprox. 1975.The crown should have a fish !Would be an advantage to know the engraved numbers on case back and movement.
JJsteet Wrote in reply to:hebe Wrote:Agree to your ref. 810 AD and bracelet description.Those watches were produced aprox. 1975.The crown should have a fish !Would be an advantage to know the engraved numbers on case back and movement.Hi HebeThank you so much for the response. This is my first IWC purchase and I suddenly got concerned I purcahsed a fake. I do not think it is. The dial looks authentic and I was told that the dial had not had any work on it and this looks to be the case. I'm a little upset about the crown though. Seriel number on the back of the case is 2044578. The watch was advertised as having a cal 8541B. Does this change anything? Thank you so much again for your response. Kind regardsJosh
Last edited: 9 May, 2014 - 13:14
Michael Friedberg Wrote:Your numbers confirm rather than change. Your watch was produced probably around 1972 and has the correct (and excellent) movement.By the way, your watch wouldn't have been made around 1875 --then the reference numbers were changed and it would be an 1810. And it needn't have a fish crown, since replacements were common.You have a particularly good example with the bracelet and dial color. Congratulations.
Michael Friedberg Wrote:Hebe --you show a model 1810 on the dealer sheet. This watch was reported here as a model 810 AD, which would have been before the 1973 or thereabouts renumbering. Also, dealer sheets were issued annually, and in theory there could have been one before 1975. Sorry --I don't mean to be pedantic nor sharpshooting, but since you raised the issue of confimratory documentation I felt I should reply for the benefit of clarification.